John proctor was a tragic hero in the play the Crucible. John had an affair with his servant Abigail. He eventually discussed it with his wife Elizabeth. He did everything he could to make her happy, but he couldn't. At the end, he confessed to being a lecher even though Elizabeth said he wasn't. He was hung shortly after, but because he was accused of being involved with witchcraft. He believed he died for his sin of adultery. in my opinion, this play projects that the authority isn't always right. That they accused aren't always guilty, most are innocent. They didn't do this one time or two times, they did this several times. Such as the time with John Proctor's death. At the end of the play, he was accused of witchcraft by Marry Warren and because he didn't confess, he was hung. This play is essential about courage because by the end of the play, John Proctor stood up for what he knew was right. He wanted to die for his sins. He died a true marter; that takes true courage. This play is also essential about weakness. Such as when people are being questioned, they easily give up and just quit. They can't handle the pressure of , if they don't confess they'll die, even if they are innocent, they were accused. This play is also an essential about truth. One example would be that John Proctor went to court and he told them that he had committed adultery even though you would be sentenced to death because of that, he was hung. Also in this play, Governor Danforth, in his eyes is not a monster. He believes that he is doing everything that he can to sentence the people who are guilty [ in his eyes] even though they may be innocent.